Get things done in easy to manage, 25-minute blocks of time.
Using a pomodoro timer will help you manage distractions, stay focused and at the end of each day, give you a sense of achievement, the feeling of a good day's progress.
Now you are in on the (not so secret) secret; you can get your share of productivity juice with a pomodoro timer.
Your time management caffeine, the pomodoro timer is used to implement the pomodoro technique. The pomodoro timer encourages you to work in intervals, traditionally 25-minutes long, followed by short breaks, typically 5-minutes long. These pomodoro sessions ensure you get more done by managing distractions, discouraging multi-tasking, all which leads to greater focus.
Remove all distractions from easy reach (mobile off, close email).
Choose a task you need to get done. Get ready to focus.
Set your pomodoro timer to 25 minutes and start working.
Take a 5-minute break. Repeat four times, then take a longer break.
How will a pomodoro timer get you moving, you ask?
Get more done by focusing on one task for 25 minutes. Multi-tasking, be gone.
Learn to manage distractions to your advantage. Every interruption costs you up to 20 minutes of precious time in trying to find your groove again, yet most things aren't so urgent they can't wait 25 minutes.
Get started on those 'must do' but 'don't want to' tasks quickly, that is the hardest part over!
As you see your productivity grow, so will your determination to keep up the progress.
When the technique was invented (the 1980s) there wasn't a lot of digital distractions in the world. Now, because we do the majority of our work in front of a digital screen, the possibilities for distraction are endless. Luckily that also leaves room for digital implementation of the pomodoro technique. Which is even better than a manual pomodoro timer because;
No need to manually wind the timer ever session and break
It is right there on your screen, offering visual and audio cues to help you develop a healthy relationship with time
More and more pomodoro products offer extended features, like time tracking and planning so you can keep everything in one place
You don't lack motivation, you just prefer instant reward over hard slog, like the rest of us.
A pomodoro timer will help you move past the hurdles that keep you waiting at the starting line, giving you the motivation to push for the finish line.
Don't let procrastination, the uncertainty of where to start or lack of motivation get the better of you, get a pomodoro timer.
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focus booster will even give you the added benefits of;
Pomodoro is the Italian word for tomato. The pomodoro technique was created by an Italian student named Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. When he proposed this method he was using a tomato shaped timer, thus the pomodoro timer/technique was born.
No, in fact, any old egg timer will do the job as a pomodoro technique timer, but we prefer digital pomodoro timers.
We think so; the best digital pomodoro timers are convenient and simplify the pomodoro technique. Digital timers require less time to restart a session and tools like focus booster automatically generate timesheets and productivity dashboards for you. You can see exactly where your day went. You can also choose between an online pomodoro timer (in download or install) or a desktop pomodoro timer, for more discrete notifications and constant visual feedback of time spent.